As if time had been turned back, the same scene as the previous day was produced. The same batter and the same pitcher faced each other in the final decisive situation, but this time the result was different. KT veteran infielder Hwang Jae-gyun (36) shared his thoughts on completing the comeback with a walk-off hit against Go Woo-seok for two consecutive days.바카라사이트
Jae-gyun Hwang started as the second batter and third baseman against Suwon LG on the 6th and played an active part with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. He hit a hit from the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning against opposing starting pitcher Casey Kelly, and hit a left-field hit off Baek Seung-hyun in the bottom of the eighth.
And in the bottom of the 9th inning, with bases loaded and 2 outs when the score was 2-3, he targeted Ko Woo-seok’s slider and hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs to end the game. The slightly missed ball made a large bounce and passed over third baseman Bo-Kyung Moon, sending two runners home.
With this hit, Hwang Jae-gyun achieved his 9th walk-off hit in his career. Tied for 7th place in KBO League history for most walk-off hits. Among active players, he is tied for second place after Kang Min-ho, who recorded 10 walk-off hits.
With this win, KT escaped its 4-game losing streak. Jae-gyun Hwang struck out Go Woo-seok in the bottom of the 9th inning after hitting his 2,000th and 2,001st hits the day before, but on this day he became a hero. KT, which maintained second place, had a season record of 64 wins, 51 losses, and 2 draws. Next is a Q&A with Hwang Jae-gyun from the reporters after the game.
-We achieved a thrilling victory. How do you feel?
Since I couldn’t hit it yesterday, I really wanted to hit it today. It wasn’t a clean hit, but I feel really good about hitting the walk-off hit.
-You struck out yesterday, how did you prepare today?
Yesterday I thought too much about curveballs. When I analyzed my power, I heard that there were a lot of breaking balls, so I think I was thinking too much about breaking balls. When the ball count was 2-2, I endured a curveball that fell easily, but it stayed in my mind for a long time. I got struck out on a fastball, but today I went to bat with the thought that even if I got struck out on a breaking ball, I would hit the fastball in front.
-Did you have that strong of a desire to finish it?
I had the thought that I had to finish it at all costs. Rather than being confident that I would hit it, I felt like I had to hit it today because I couldn’t hit it yesterday.
-When you hit the ball, did you think you could survive based on the batted ball?
I thought I would get caught. So I had to survive, so I was running really hard all the way to first base. But the ball rolled backwards.
-Yesterday we reached the 2000 hit record. Is there anything that makes you feel psychologically stable?
It would have been better if we had won yesterday, but it was disappointing that we didn’t. The team was on a losing streak, I was a veteran, and I didn’t think I was a fan of my personal record. Still, I feel better about breaking my losing streak today than getting 2,000 hits.
-What is the team atmosphere like?
Among the players, we have done incredibly well so far. They said they had come this far, but still faced a crisis. There was a real crisis, but we talked a lot about taking it easy and letting things go as they should.
-Director Lee Kang-cheol did his best by using all the cards available yesterday and today.
Given the situation, I think the director operated it that way. As a player, it is right for him to follow suit and I feel at ease because I was able to achieve a good result and win today. I think the director and coaching staff also felt a little more at ease.
-Did you have any sense of fighting for the lead with LG?
no. I think it is more important to win all the games you can win rather than chasing the top and making mistakes. If I do that, I think there will be good results.
-How about going out as the number 2 hitter?
Previously it was number 5 but he likes to go out as number 2. He enjoys getting to bat a lot and doesn’t feel any pressure.